Son Volt’s Notes of Blue aims for where ‘blues and folk and country converge’.
Alison Krauss returns after six long years with this latest record, Windy City, and her fans will be thrilled to know that she knocks it out the park with this sublime release.
Mockingbird Soul by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough is a long overdue delight bringing together superb songwriting and their love for roots, folk, blues and soul/gospel against a Southern groove.
Listening Postcards by Pieta Brown feels like sitting very still beside a lake at dawn as the mist rises waiting to catch the delicate sound of a rare bird.
Bap Kennedy departs leaving an upbeat and enjoyable album of 12 songs that will be treasured by his large following on both sides of the Atlantic.
There’s some music you can have playing in the background and there is music that requires your complete attention. Mount Renraw by Otis Gibbs is not for multi-taskers.
Dime Stories, Vol 2. by The Carolyn Sills Combo evokes the spirit of the Old West, of desperadoes, gunslingers, and True Grit heroes.
Tony Joe White’s Rain Crow is down-tempo blues that passes both the road test and the headphones test, with its creepy tones and swamp rock guitar licks.
The Honeycutters’ On The Ropes combines effortlessly conversational lyrics and every-man musical riffs into a TKO of an album.
Detour by Cyndi Lauper is a CD of country classics that are respectful of the songs and a good showcase for Lauper’s infectious enthusiasm for the material.